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UK Dementia partnership offering £100,000-200,000 awards for dementia research projects

The Dementia Discovery Fund (DDF) in partnership with the UK Dementia Research Institute (UK DRI) has announced that it will provide a series of awards between £100,000 and £200,000 to support research projects aimed at developing new medicines for dementia.

Ipsen appoints two leading R&D experts in bid to strengthen oncology arm

Published on: 28/09/18

French pharma firm Ipsen has announced the appointment of Dr. Yan Moore as Senior Vice President, Head of Oncology Therapeutic Area and Dr. Alexander “Sandy” McEwan, as Vice President, Head of Radiopharmaceuticals. It is hoped that the move, which has seen the company take on two leading oncology specialists within a month of each other, will strengthen the company’s oncology arm.

Sanofi invests €66m in Chinese R&D hub

French multinational Sanofi is investing €66 million in a tech-focused operation in China in an effort to increase efficiency and speed up the analysis of clinical trials. The French pharmaceutical company’s new hub will be based in the rapidly developing city of Chengdu in the centrally located Sichuan province.

Sun Pharma to partner with ICGEB to develop novel Dengue treatment

Sun Pharmaceuticals (BSE: 85715) and the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) are set to team up to develop a novel botanical drug for the treatment of dengue.

Big Data has yet to hit the big time

Published on 16/02/15 at 07:59am
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Cloud computing is highly scalable – if the data demand grows, you just have to rent more processing power, and when throughput is slow, you are not paying for unused capacity

Big data has taken quite a knocking over the past year. First, from some sceptics who have warned big data is a big distraction from the real business of commercial research; second, the UK government’s plans to extend access to patient records through the care.data scheme backfired, creating a bit of a PR storm.

But at Astellas, we are convinced that the petabytes of real world clinical information out there have a lot to tell us. The UK government in its Plan for Growth, Science and Innovation, published just before Christmas, agrees.

Woodley commemorates 25 years in the industry

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Medical supplier firm Woodley celebrated its 25-year anniversary this month at a lavish event at The Runway Visitor Park in Manchester. 

Family, friends and work colleagues were all in attendance at Manchester Airport’s impressive aviation park, which is also home to the Concorde Conference Centre.

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